American In Paris, An: Special Edition
Gene Kelly, producer Arthur Freed, director Vincente Minnelli and a skilled production team conjure an entertainment for the ages. Kelly plays an ex-GI who loves Paris and and alluring (but engaged) perfume-shop clerk (Leslie Caron in her beguiling screen debut). Dazzling dance sequences are spun around songs by the Gershwins. And the closing ballet - combining the George Gershwin title piece, Impressionist set stylings and Kelly's inimitable talent for telling a story in dance - lifts this winner of six Academy Awards including Best Picture (plus an honorary Oscar to Kelly), into the ether of timelessness.